Screens as part of Reeling: The LGBTQ+ International Film Festival
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival opens Thursday with a screening of 4th Man Out at the Music Box and continues for another week at Landmark's Century Centre. This year's schedule includes anniversary screenings of Brokeback Mountain (2005) and I Am Love (2010); we've got reviews of these and five other features in our festival roundup. Also this week, Ben Sachs considers The Second Mother, a Brazilian comedy with more than a passing resemblance to Sebastian Silva's Chilean hit The Maid.
Best bets for repertory: Michael Powell's Age of Consent (1969), Saturday and Sunday morning at Music Box; Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Avventura (1960), Sunday and Monday at Gene Siskel Film Center; Josef von Sternberg's The Docks of New York (1928), Wednesday at Northbrook Public Library; Robert Altman's Nashville (1975), Saturday at Film Center; Mario Monicelli's The Organizer (1963), Friday and Saturday at Film Center; and Monicelli's The Passionate Thief (1960), Saturday and Wednesday at Film Center.
Music Box presents two special events this week: Andrew Niccol's sci-fi thriller Gattaca (1997) screens on Sunday with lectures by Shannon Hackett, curator of birds at the Field Museum, and Kevin Feldheim, manager of the Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution. And on Tuesday night, Slate Culturefest Live! is a live edition of the website's culture podcast, hosted by Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens.